One of 2014’s best films, The Grand Budapest Hotel, recently made its way to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital-HD. And to honor the occasion, we have added 123 Blu-ray screencaptures of Jude as the young Author to the gallery. Enjoy!
Recently Jude spoke to The Associated Press as part of a promotional campaign for the short online film he appears in for Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch.
Jude said he feels his work options are widening as he gets older, and he revels in the complications.
The 41-year-old British actor says there is now “less emphasis on playing romantic leads.”
“You get over a certain age, and you’re more complicated anyway,” he said in an interview. “So, I guess characters written for that age are more complicated, you know.”
Law said he likes to take risks by picking roles that terrify him, such as his much-acclaimed stint in “Henry V” in London’s West End last year.
“There’s this moment when you haven’t quite learnt your lines, the play doesn’t feel like it’s coming together or at least you don’t feel that you’ve fully understood the role or indeed the piece yet and everyone’s looking around for a way out, an excuse,” he said, recalling the rehearsal period. “And yet you know that you have a set day ahead of you when you are going to open to the press — and indeed to the public — and it’s nothing short of terrifying. It’s usually at that moment you question yourself, your job, why you’re doing this,” he added, “but it’s also an opportunity to sort of face failure and fear.”
Among Law’s current roles is playing a submarine captain in Kevin Macdonald’s “Black Sea,” due for release at the end of the year. Filmed on a 1970s submarine, Law says filming “was an amazing experience being that many people in such a small space, for that long. It brought on incredible energy and incredible drama.”
And next up, Law is to replace Michael Fassbender as Thomas Wolfe in Michael Grandage’s directorial debut, “Genius.”
“At the moment I’m up to my elbows reading up and around the wonderful Thomas Wolfe and his relationship with Max Perkins, his editor, who is played by Colin Firth,” Law said.
The story of a man on a quest for a rare experience; ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’ tells the story of a wager between two men which results in a truly rare experience as part of their quest for personal progress. Filmed in the British Virgin Islands and London, the beautifully shot film sees Jude Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, proposes a wager as an opportunity to challenge himself to create an original performance in order to win a money-can’t-buy experience.
The stars of Downton Abbey and some of Britain’s most famous actors, including Jude Law and Peter Capaldi, have drawn doodles of rhinoceroses to raise money to help save the animal from extinction.
The pictures will be auctioned off to provide funds for anti-poacher dog patrols at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, which is home to four of the world’s nine surviving northern white rhino. The reserve also protects black rhinoceroses and has regularly been targeted by armed gangs wanting to kill the animals for their horns, which are then sold on the black market for use in traditional medicines in Asia.
“I hope this auction will draw people’s attention to the plight of these magnificent animals and help generate funds to protect wildlife,” said Donna Purvis, who helped organise the initiative. “The use of dogs is increasingly vital to protect and sustain these species so they exist in high enough numbers to recover.”
The money raised will be used to build new kennels and to buy new Dutch-Malinois Shepard puppies for training at Ol Pejeta.
Those wishing to join the Ol Pejeta Charity Auction can do by going to www.charityauctionorganizer.com.
Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald’s treasure hunt adventure ‘Black Sea’ starring Jude Law as a submarine captain with a mutinous misfit crew will get a limited release January 23, Focus Features said today. Written by Dennis Kelly, Black Sea also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Konstantin Khabenskiy and Michael Smiley. The only wide release dated that weekend is Universal’s Blumhouse thriller The Boy Next Door, directed by Rob Cohen and starring Jennifer Lopez.
Jude has signed on to join Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in “Genius,” which the Michael Grandage Company announced Friday will begin principal photography this fall.
Michael Grandage will make his directorial debut from a script by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“The Aviator”).
Based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the film recounts the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed both of their lives forever.
Pre-production will commence in August, and shooting will start on Oct. 13 in the U.K and U.S.
It has been confirmed that Jude will be attending this year’s Olivier Awards. Jude is nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Henry V. He will compete with Tom Hiddleston, Henry Goodman and Rory Kinnear for the prestigious award. The ceremony will be held on Sunday 13 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package.